Northampton Area School District is the Home of the Konkrete KidsNorthampton Area School District is located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. Covering 97.3 square miles in Northampton County, the school district is comprised of the boroughs of Bath, Chapman and Northampton; and the townships of Allen, East Allen, Lehigh and Moore. The population of the district is more than 38,500.
The school district is located 10 miles from the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, 70 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. There is easy access to major roadways, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 78, Route 22, Route 145, Route 329 and Route 248.Northampton Area School District is a community rooted deep in tradition. The Borough of Northampton was the location of the former cement giant, The Atlas Portland Cement Company. The school district mascot, the Konkrete Kid, is attributed to the once-thriving cement industry in the area. The district currently serves approximately 5,500 students through four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.Elementary SchoolsNorthampton Area School District has five elementary school buildings to comprise four elementary schools.Two sister elementary schools are located in the Borough of Northampton, Siegfried Elementary and Franklin Elementary. George Wolf Elementary in Bath, Lehigh Elementary in Walnutport, and Moore Elementary in Bath serve students north and east of Northampton. All elementary schools serve students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.The elementary school curriculum stresses development of basic skills, as well as higher level thinking skills. The district's K-5 schools all offer Full Day Kindergarten, Library, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Computer Instruction, Fine Arts, Physical Education, IST, Gifted and Special Education, Chorus, and Band.Total elementary enrollment is approximately 2,400. Class sizes average approximately 24 students, but this varies from school to school.Middle SchoolThe Northampton Area Middle School is located in the Borough of Northampton. Enrollment is approximately 1300 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.The Middle School curriculum uses the Team Teaching approach to provide maximum interaction between the students and teachers. Interdisciplinary units incorporate core subjects and are connected to related arts.
Programs, curricula and activities include: English, Art, Mathematics, Reading, Social Studies, Computer Instruction, Music, Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Art, Exploratory Languages, Science, Music, Physical Education, Band, Chorus, Athletics, Newspaper Club and Yearbook Club.High SchoolThe Northampton Area High School is located in the Borough of Northampton. Enrollment is approximately 1,700 students for 9th through 12th grades. The average graduating class is 420 students.The High School offers programs of studies in Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, and Vocational/Technical studies through the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School. Co-curricular activities round out academics and include Athletics, the Arts, and various clubs and activities.
At-risk, alternative education, Student Assistance Program (SAP), and counseling services are provided at the secondary level.
The graduation rate for 2013-2014 was 93.18%. Approximately 80% of Northampton graduates attend post-secondary institutions.Faculty and StaffThe Northampton Area School District staff consists of 372 professional employees, 31 administrative employees and 220 support personnel. Total employment is approximately 623. Our veteran teaching staff averages 14.25 years of experience, and 70% of Northampton's teachers hold a master's degree or more.Budget
The 2016-17 budget is approximately $98.9 million. The millage rate is 51.24. Local revenue accounts for 65.84% of the school district budget. State funds account for 29.27%, and federal funds account for 1.24%. The total budgeted expenditure per pupil is approximately $17,718.